Kent Grove is a Principle Biocompatibility Scientist at Abbott. Mr. Grove is responsible for providing complex biocompatibility testing strategies and technical support for medical device regulatory submissions. Mr. Grove has a combined experience of 10+ years in the field of Toxicology and Biocompatibility. Prior to joining the Abbott team, Mr. Grove’s professional experience has been primarily working in contract research organizations (CRO); where is served as a Director of Biocompatibility Services for American Preclinical Services and as a Study Director for WuXi AppTec. Mr. Grove has worked extensively in the area of hemocompatibility with multiple publications relating to improving the current test methods used to assess blood-contacting devices. Mr. Grove received a B.S. degree in biomedical sciences and an M.S. degree in Toxicology and Molecular Biology from Saint Cloud State University.